The Next Generation of the GIS&T Body of Knowledge (BoK)

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Galerie 6, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Diana Sinton
Chairs: Diana Sinton


The Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) Body of Knowledge (BoK) was first published in 2006 as one component of lengthy and broader curricular development efforts. By emphasizing learning objectives for the disciplinary content, the BoK was to be a resource for specifying course content, for designing educational activities, and for assessing courses’ effectiveness in achieving intended outcomes.

As the stewards of the GIS&T BoK, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) has migrated the original analog content into a new digital platform ( and shifted the updating and drafting of new content to a more scholarly model. An Editorial Team oversees the recruitment of topic authors, peer-reviewing, and publishing processes. Going forward, new digital tools will enable flexible and creative access to the content, designed to support the original curricular design intentions and much more. In this panel, you will hear from members of the BoK editorial team as they discuss their plans to build and maintain the BoK as a meaningful community resource.


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Robert Roth UW-Madison 20
Panelist John Wilson University Of Southern California 20
Panelist Laure Charleux University of Minnesota Duluth 20
Panelist Diana Sinton UCGIS 20

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